Riot Fest has unveiled the initial line-up for 2017. It’s a partial list of bands playing the fest, but it’s an insane list nonetheless. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stoneage and Jawbreaker are headlining that weekend. I'm sure Riot Fest has a few more surprises up their sleeve next month when they announce the final 25 bands playing. And as we get closer to the event, they’ll announce the club shows... which never, ever disappoint. Until then, check out the 70+ bands/artists confirmed for Riot Fest 2017.
Nine Inch Nails (Headline Friday), Queens of the Stone Age (Headline Saturday), Jawbreaker (Headline Sunday) New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ Set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, FIDLAR, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, LIARS, GWAR, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, that dog., Knuckle Puck, Chon, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Engine 88, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, HDBeenDope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever, Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue, Ramones T-Shirt, Meat Is Burger, Ughh My Kids Are Here, The Port-A-Parties
Riot Fest 2017 takes place September 15th – 17th at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL. Click here to purchase tickets.